Xiaomi device owners are familiar with MIUI and the variety of features available on this skin. Xiaomi is working hard to make MIUI feature-rich and useful, to offer Android users an alternative to what Google currently offers with vanilla. Anyway, Android has many advantages, regardless of the version, thanks to the nature of open source. There is a meticulous feature that is revealed that allows users to check the battery health of their device. Batteries have evolved a lot in recent years along with their charging speed capabilities. However, it is an indisputable fact that faster charging methods are more harmful to batteries than slower ones than in the past. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep your battery healthy and to avoid unnecessary problems. A bad battery can affect your usage and the performance of a smartphone. In bad conditions, they can even swell or explode.
In 2018, Apple introduced a battery health feature with iOS 11.3. Unfortunately, Google did not follow Apple with this feature and it is still missing in vanilla Android. Apart from Huawei, which already offers it, it is not very easy to access battery health on Android devices. Anyway, through this article (via), we will teach you some great ways to check if your battery is healthy and safe.
Check the health of your battery via ADB – Works on any Android device
The ADB method is known for the need for a computer and the telephone connected to it. However, for battery health, you can also use the LADB application. Anyway, those who want to follow the old method will have to install ADB drivers and enable Developer Options on your phone to enable USB debugging. Your phone must be fully charged, otherwise the measurements will be incorrect. To go to the method follow the steps below:
- Open the command prompt (cmd) on the computer. You need to open CMD in the ADB folder, this will make things easier.
- Type “ADB shell” and connect your phone to your computer. If the drivers are installed correctly, the computer will immediately detect the phone and you will see the device name code on the command prompt.
- If everything is correct, type “dumpsys battery” and type.
Through ADB, you can control the current, voltage, capacity, temperature and other information of your device battery. The “Charge meter” in the information indicates the battery capacity of the device and “status” means whether the battery is full or not. If it is full, the status: “5” will be displayed. The data will definitely vary depending on the capacity of your battery, but the image above shows a battery that still has a 2368000 or 2,368 mAh charge meter available.
To check the health of the battery, you need to use a formula. You must use the following formula: (actual capacity / current capacity) * 100. For example, the guy here considers the 2,800 mAh Pixel 4 battery. So the math is (2386/2800) * 100. As a result of the calculation, the battery status is 85 percent, but the data may not be 100 percent accurate. As mentioned earlier, the most accurate results come with a fully charged battery.
Check the health of your Xiaomi battery using the bug reporting method – Xiaomi’s Specific
Interestingly, Xiaomi smartphone users using MIUI have an alternative way of checking battery health. You can do this by creating a bug report in the software and using the same formula.
- You will need to open the settings and click on “My Device”. Then look at all the specifications and click on the CPU information 5 times.
- The device will generate an error report and you will be able to find it from the status bar.
- Locate and export the error report zip file that corresponds to the date you created the error report. You can use native file explorer to do this.
- Click and insert the exported file, there is another zip inside. Export this zip file and insert it.
- Open the text file in the last compressed file you exported to a word processor and look for “healthd” in it.
There is a fc value in the health bar. Indicates the current battery capacity of the device. You can get the amount, for example, fc = 5,160,000 for a 5,160 mAh battery. The formula (actual capacity / current capacity) * 100 will be used here. The result is the percentage of battery health. This process is simpler and more interesting for Xiaomi users. After all, you will not need to install drivers and you will not need to be familiar with ADB.
Let’s see if the upcoming MIUI 13.5 will bring native / easier methods to check the battery conditions of your Xiaomi device.
Hopefully, these methods will help you uncover the truth and find out the true state of your battery life. If you like to discover the features available on Android devices, check out this article, which shows you how to access interesting features in the Pixel 6.